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ounce under a bill being introduced at the board of supervisors hearing this afternoon. the controversial landmark legislation is aimed at the obesity epidemic. our reporter joined us. critics say this is a bad idea. >> yes, they say if someone wants to talk inside a convenience store and fill this cup with soda they should be
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allowed to and not be taxed. under this proposal, this drink would cost you 64 more cents in taxes. the owner of the popular de love i in san francisco's castro district says soft drinks are 30 percent of his business. he says a tax on the drinks would hurt. >> to be honest, it would hurting our business as when people cut back in social change. >> the san francisco supervisor will start the campaign today for a tax open soda and sugar-sweetened beverages and propose the idea to the board of supervisors. >> we have taxed tobacco for a long-term. we have taxed alcohol for a long time. it is not at all out of all oute ordinary to tax products with negative side effect. >> a consulting firm has been
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hired by the beverage companies to fight the tax. >> they simply have the effect of raising the cost of living open working people and on small businesses. they have no material effect on the ability of people to lead healthy lifestyles. >> the firm helped defeat a soda tax across the bay in richmond and he thinks san francisco voters will respond the same. >> san francisco folk have other priorities that are much higher on the agenda that placing a tax on beverage sugar on the ballot. >> here is a sample of what we heard this morning. >> it is an should have personal responsibility. penalizeing through taxation is teach. >> if it works and they show it reduces soda drinking, that would be good. >> he plans to propose the idea to the board of supervisors today. the goal is to get it on the
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ballot for the voters next year. >> this story is generating a lot talk including social media. we want to know what you think. should soda and sugary drinks be taxed? sound off on our facebook page and join the conversation. >> several dozen spent the night in san francisco's parks to protest legislation that closes city around overnight. a few demonstrators and a handful of homeless people were still at the park this morning with sheeping bags and gear. the supervisor has proposed closing all city parks between midnight and 5:00 a.m. to prevent vandalism. opponents say it will punish the homeless people that have nowhere else to go and homeless advocates will rally at city hall today with the board of supervisors votes. >> new numbers show that gang-related homicide cases are down by nearly 43 percent in san jose from this time last year. eight people were killed in the city between january and september compared to 14 in the
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same period last year. san jose police say robbery is down 34 percent and aggravated assault is down 10 percent. that is because of a crackdown on gang activist for the decline. a ceremony is marking the democrat in addition of a former cathedral hotel to make way if a new hospital that was signed off in july for the $2 billion detail for a new hospital. the construction will begin next down. the new cathedral hill medical center will have more than 300 beds and offers good morning centrally located emergency center. the deal calls for the remolds of st. luke's in the mission district. both projects will be completed in 2019. >> guys, cover your ears. a bra that tweets? that is right and there is an important message foe every
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woman. >> new rules on how much time your kids should spend in front of the screen. >> i am matt keller on microsoft campus and i will let you know what high schoolers doing now that could make the world a better place. >> let's check the golden gate bridge area from our sutro tower camera,
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>> a silicon valley giant opened the doors to welcome high school students for a rare opportunity. our reporter joins us from microsoft in mountain view. matt, what are they learning? >> the students right now are inside some executive boardrooms learning what it takes to become the next big innovator. >> the ideas came fast from the students on team skype. >> obesity can be tackled. >> they are part of the camp held on the microsoft campus in mountain view. the chosen students must have a creative and innovative solution to a social concern. team skype had a plan. >> we were brain storming bicycles you peddle to create energy which is useful for motorcycle students if you were
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peddling and charging iphone. >> it is environmentally friendly and everyone loves to ride. >> each gets a microsoft mentor to formulate a plan for market ing. one includes a vegetable vending machine. the student i spoke with see this as an incredible opportunity and motivation if their future after high school. >> it is like a dream come true. you hard about it and the big corporations, and everything, and you wondered, what if i could work there? >> later today, the students will present their projects to microsoft employees and the top groups get prices including a microsoft xbox. >> speaking of high technology, if you see your kids tweeting or texting on their smart phones or using their laptops, doctors have a warning. the american academy of pediatrics is including interpret use in the policy of
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limiting screen time to to hours a day. previously it referred only to television but new social media and watching movies and playing internet games cause problems such as obesity and lack of peace. doing online homework is the exception. >> that does not count in the time limit. >> my kids are were watching the tv shows on the computer, which is exactly the same thing. >> on mount tamalpais you can see the clouds are still creating one-hour flight arrival delays at sfo. can they squeeze out another shower toward halloween? i will have an update in the seven-day forecast. >> mike, thank you. the tributes in rebuilding a year after super storm sandy devastated the east coast. >> plus, the story that we were talking about, the bra that
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tweets an important message to women when it becomes unhooked
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covering daly city, dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> there are reports of another fiery crash involving the tesla model s electric sedan which reportedly went up in names ambassador crashing through a concrete wall this mexico. another one caught fire after hitting road debris to washington state early this month. federal officials are not investigating either of the cases because there is no indication that the first was caused by safety defects.
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the agency does not investigate accidents outside the united states. aan analyst believes that electric cars are the secret to a profitable future for apple. in a letter to the apple c.e.o. an analyst says that the technical giant should take a close look at the auto sector. if apple were to buy bay area based tesla they would give apple revenue growth that is not sustainable from smart devices. sandy survivors are celebrating the one-year anniversary. it was blamed for 117 deaths and $65 billion in damage on the east coast. only a portion of the $50 billion in aid habitatted because of rules put in place because of hurricane katrina to prevent fraud and waste.
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residents on staten island will light candles on the shore while people along the new jersey shore will shine flashlights. small businesses will hold a block party. >> long recovery but they moving failure. >> our weather here is changing. mike? >> it feels like small. it looks like it. it is hard to believe we were in the 80's and 90's a couple of weeks ago. showing you what is going on, we have been losing two minutes of sun the last couple of months. live doppler 7 hd shows expanded to show you swirling mass of clouds and radar runs in the area low pressure that brought us the rain yesterday, last night and in the southern santa clara valley neighborhoods of morgan hill and gilroy, this morning. now, tahoe: still seeing snow showers. the bulk of the moisture is over. by 11:00 tonight that will start to wind down. freezing nights on the way with
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highs only in the 40's. live doppler 7 hd shows it is quiet right now. we still have an outside chance of a shower but those chances are fading with the low moving away. from our camera this morning, fading chance of showers and when the low moves on we have warmer weather tomorrow and halloween and the first day of november it is as warm as it will during the seven-day period because the temperatures and the time, daylight savings is this weekend and it will fall back. in san jose this morning, you can see a lot of cloud cover, no flight arrival delays in only in sfo. check out the temperatures in the south bay: we have cracked 60 in cupertino. 61 in alum rock. los gatos is still at 59. 60 in danville and brentwood.
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everyone else is in the mid-to-upper 50's. what will happen the next 12 hours, you can see the low pulling away, a slight chance of a shower here and there especially in the higher elevations. the clouds the clear overnight with fog forming and we will be partly cloudy but that will determine how cold it will get by tomorrow afternoon. you can see everything is starting to clear. it will be mostly sunny in the afternoon. highs today in the upper 50's along the coast and san francisco. low 60's to up middle 60's. the lows tonight will be in the 30's up north and most of us in the low-to-upper 40's with clouds around the bay and to the coast. the national weather service issued a frost advisory for the higher elevations from 1:00 o'clock until 9:00. your seven-day forecast shows two to four degrees warmer
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tomorrow. on halloween the highs are 60 to 70. we will peak out in the mid-70's away from the coast on friday in the mid-60's and pull back on saturday and sunday. saturday night, remember, set your clocks back and change the batteries in the carbon monoxide detector every six months. >> mike, our favorite story is coming up. >> she has been waiting to this all morning. october is breast cancer awareness month and now is high tech in the form of a tweeting bra part of a new campaign that sends a breast exam reminder when it is unhooked. a tv host is wearing that undergarment to remind women to form the exams powered by a low energy blue tooth unit that can be followed under twitter. >> got to love the rhinestones.
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>> the pop star would music is being used to scare off pirates on the high seas. >> today on "katie," super storm sandy, a year later. a story of perseverance and families coming together in their $est
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>> coming up at 4:00, the hold up at a convenience store and a cell phone that was a life saver but not how you think. >> a bay area social network getting showered with cash before it owns any. >> what drives somali pirates crazy? >> pop songs from britney spears. the navy ships off the coast are blasting britney spears hits to scare away the pirates because they cannot stand her music. including the hits are "baby, one more time." and "i did it again." >> they are going
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[chris]still smoking up a storm? [tom]yeah.pathetic,isn't it? [chris] ever try to... [tom] quit?of course! my best time was six days. the worst was ...uh...23.4 seconds. [chris] so can i ask you... [chris & tom] why are you still smoking? [tom] [sarcastic] "it's so much fun." [chris]why not call the smokers' helpline? the program's free,and...
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[tom]and they'll tell me..."you oughta quit." [chris] not so. just tell them you're ready to quit. then,they'll tell you how. [tom] really? you wouldn't have that number on you,would you?
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